A Story Told


Political commentary

Hosted by: Michael McCusker

On air: Thursdays from 9:30-10:00am on KMUN and KTCB 


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Join host Michael McCusker for salient commentary on our times. listen 05/30/2019
Join Michael McCusker for a look at the sorry state of the world as we know it. listen 12/14/2018
Join host Michael McCusker for weekly commentary on politics and beyond. listen 04/27/2018
Your weekly commentary with Michael McCusker. listen 04/12/2018
Join host Michael McCusker for commentary on A Story Told. listen 04/06/2018
Join Michael McCusker for this rousing last-day-of-pledge-drive day show! listen 03/23/2018
Join Host Michael McCusker as he commemorates the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, a pivotal event in the Vietnam War listen 03/16/2018
Commentary and readings on International Womens Day listen 03/08/2018
Your weekly commentary with Michael McCusker. listen 02/22/2018
Michael McCusker with some commentary about the state of the world. listen 02/16/2018
Commentary with your host Michael McCusker. listen 02/08/2018
Commentary with your host Michael McCusker. listen 02/01/2018
Pithy commentary on the state of the world from your host Michael McCusker. listen 01/27/2018
Commentary with Coast Community Radio legend Michael McCusker. listen 01/18/2018
Your weekly moment of rabble rousing with Michael McCusker. listen 01/16/2018
Join A Story Told host Michael McCusker for this week's commentary. listen 01/04/2018
Michael McCusker on the 2018 new year. listen 12/28/2017
Join Host Michael McCusker for commentary on this winter solstice. listen 12/21/2017
This week's commentary with Michael McCusker on A Story Told. listen 12/15/2017
Host Michael McCusker with your weekly commentary. This week's theme, "War and Fire in Astoria." listen 12/07/2017
Host Donna Quinn talks about the annual fundraiser Gifts That Make a Difference, with guests Jennifer Holen and Michele Tompkins of United Way, Linda Moreland of Thrivent Financial, and Astoria musicians Kati Claborn and Luke Ysti. listen 12/07/2017
Join host and wordsmith Michael McCusker for a finely textured and grumpy rant in honor of Thanksgiving. He calls this piece "National Day of Corpulent Excess" or "Happy Trumpgiving." listen 11/23/2017
Join host Michael McCusker for commentary on Talk of Our Towns.  Michael's theme this week: A Wall of American Dead. listen 11/08/2017
Time for your weekly moment of Zen with commentator Michael McCusker. listen 11/02/2017
Join Host Michael McCusker for weekly commentary. Today Michael talks about violence against women,(among other topics) in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. listen 10/26/2017
Join Host Michael McCusker for commentary every week on Coast Community Radio. This week's show: "Winter Soldiers." listen 10/19/2017
Join Host Michael McCusker for brisk commentary on history and politics. listen 10/12/2017
Host Michael McCusker talks about "The Worthy Advisor." listen 10/04/2017
This week host Michael McCusker talks about "The War President." listen 10/02/2017
Join host Michael McCusker for this week's editorial. Michael's theme: "Equinox is Equality." listen 09/21/2017
Host Michael McCusker talks about the phenomenon of “terminological inexactitude” an expression coined by Winston Churchill to describe the 1906 version of today’s “fake news.” listen 09/13/2017
Host Michael McCusker discusses the works of author Howard Zinn, and the phenomenon of "Zinnophobia." listen 09/08/2017
This week, Coast Community Radio's resident pundit, Michael McCusker, weighs in on Labor Day and related themes. listen 09/01/2017
Musings about Donald Trump's Phoenix rally from Coast Community Radio's resident curmudgeon commentator Michael McCusker. listen 08/24/2017
Host Michael McCusker shares thoughts on eclipses past and present.   listen 08/17/2017
This week, Michael McCusker talks about "Apes and Wobblies." listen 08/09/2017
Join Host Michael McCusker for an analysis of modern politics and social mores. Thursday mornings at 9:30 listen 08/02/2017
"The Eagle Has Landed" listen 07/20/2017
"Summer's Children" listen 07/13/2017
"Bloody Thursday" listen 07/06/2017
"Socializing Liberty" listen 06/29/2017
"Summer in Yoz" listen 06/22/2017
"A Trump Eat Trump World" listen 06/15/2017
Thursday June 8 9:30 am "Twenty-twenty Vision" listen 06/07/2017
"Where the Nuts Roll" listen 06/01/2017
"Flowers for All" listen 05/25/2017
"The Prettiest Mountain" listen 05/18/2017
"Hail, Columbia!"   listen 05/11/2017
"Peace, Not War, Is Inevitable" listen 05/04/2017
"May Day 2017" listen 04/27/2017
"Back Where We Started" listen 04/20/2017
"Two Minutes to Midnight" listen 04/13/2017
"Seattle 1999" listen 04/06/2017
"War is a Racket" listen 03/30/2017
"Dead Jewish Girls" listen 03/23/2017
"Winter Soldier" listen 03/16/2017
"The Devil and Donald Trump" listen 03/09/2017
"HerStory Month" listen 03/02/2017
"Look in the Mirror" listen 02/23/2017
"The America We Lost" listen 02/16/2017
"Lincoln's Emancipation" listen 02/09/2017
"Trump's Shadow" listen 02/02/2017
"Small 'd' Democracy" listen 01/26/2017
"The Coronation of Nero" listen 01/19/2017
"For V. Lott" listen 01/12/2017
"Viet Nam PTSD"   listen 01/05/2017
"Recipes and Resolutions"   listen 12/29/2016
"Come, All Ye Faithful" listen 12/22/2016
"Bill of Rights Day"   listen 12/15/2016
"Days of Infamies" listen 12/08/2016
"World AIDS Day"   listen 12/01/2016
"The New Genocide"   listen 11/24/2016
"Trumped!"   listen 11/17/2016
"Semper Armistice"   listen 11/10/2016
"Vote for Life and Liberty!"   listen 11/03/2016
"Happy Birthday, Mother"   listen 10/27/2016
"The Wreck of the Peter Iredale" listen 10/20/2016
"Bozo Bob's Retreat"   listen 10/13/2016
"Newt Is Here!"   listen 10/06/2016
"Cyber Nazis and Endangered Fishers"   listen 09/29/2016
"The First Freedom" listen 09/22/2016
"We The People"   listen 09/15/2016
"The Worst Day"   listen 09/08/2016
"The Blood and Sweat of Labor"   listen 09/01/2016
"Bridge to Nowhere"   listen 08/25/2016
"I Am Platinum" listen 08/18/2016
"Guns R Us"  listen 08/11/2016
"NagAstoria Mon'Amour"  listen 08/04/2016
"The Transmutation of Billy Bob"    listen 07/28/2016
"Happy Birthday, Astoria Column!" listen 07/21/2016
"Bastille Day"    listen 07/14/2016
"Seventh Day of the Seventh Month"  listen 07/07/2016
"Democracy's Day"  listen 06/30/2016
"Petitions for Prejudice"  listen 06/23/2016
"Howard Hill; Juneteenth"  listen 06/16/2016
"Summer Goldrush" listen 06/09/2016
"My Father's Day"  listen 06/02/2016
"Memorial Day"  listen 05/26/2016
"Sardonicus Rising"  listen 05/19/2016
"Oregon Primary Day"  listen 05/12/2016
"Bruner's Land"    listen 05/05/2016
"May Day"  listen 04/28/2016
"Tales of the CS20"  listen 04/21/2016
"The Tax Wars"  listen 04/14/2016
"Sprays of Spring"  listen 04/07/2016
"Born-again Extinction"  listen 03/31/2016
"Comets Fly Over Me!"   listen 03/24/2016
"Mouth of the Columbia"  listen 03/17/2016
"Mothers of Earth!"  listen 03/11/2016
"The Mother of War"  listen 03/03/2016
"The Price of Fish"   listen 02/25/2016
"Dystopia USA"  listen 02/18/2016
"Lincoln's Emancipation" listen 02/11/2016
"LNG" (This is an encore presentation.)  listen 02/04/2016
"Reinventing Democracy"  listen 01/28/2016
"Militia Madness"  listen 01/21/2016
"Reflections on the War in Viet Nam"  listen 01/14/2016
"Homo Evolvianus"  listen 01/07/2016
Michael McCusker returns next week with new essays for a New Year. listen 12/31/2015
"A Christmas Carol" listen 12/24/2015
"Aerial Armageddon"    listen 12/17/2015
 "Human Rights"  listen 12/10/2015
 "Dead Flowers"  listen 12/03/2015
"Gluttony Day"  listen 11/26/2015
"Terrorism, LLC"  listen 11/19/2015
"Semper Falacious"  listen 11/12/2015
"Guy Fawkes Day"  listen 11/05/2015
"World Series Cancer"  listen 10/29/2015
"Abused Masses"    listen 10/22/2015
"Great Oregon ShakeOut; A Tribute to Sister Dorothy Day."  listen 10/15/2015
"Hello, Columbus!"  listen 10/08/2015
"LNG"  listen 10/01/2015
"My Heros Have Never Been Cowboys"  listen 09/24/2015
"Kewpie Ziak"  listen 09/17/2015
"What if Disaster Struck?" listen 09/10/2015
"Labor's Labor Lost"  listen 09/03/2015
"Women's Equality Day"  listen 08/27/2015
"August 26: Women's Empowerment Day"  listen 08/27/2015
"A People's Army Jamboree"  listen 08/20/2015
"At War in Astoria"  listen 08/13/2015
After Atom  listen 08/06/2015
Host: Michael McCusker   Today's Reading: Astoria Exile   listen 07/30/2015
Host: Michael McCusker Today's Readings: Nuclear Warship In Port     listen 07/23/2015
Talk of the Nation listen 07/17/2015
Why community radio matters listen 03/19/2015
Readings on Women's History Month. listen 03/05/2015
Sea stories from John Paul Barrett. listen 02/26/2015
The evolution of the Tea Party, the federal deficit and an essay on populism listen 02/19/2015
Slavery in the U.S., special guest Walter Trumbel with an "Address to the Presidents" listen 02/12/2015
A satirical essay about politician Newt Gingrich listen 02/05/2015
Obama's Performance as President, Guns in America and trends in voting. listen 01/29/2015
Readings on Obamacare listen 01/22/2015
Reflections on Baby Boomers listen 01/15/2015